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Pageant Mom Gives 6-Year-Old Caffeinated Energy Drink: OK or Irresponsible?

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A "Toddlers and Tiaras" pageant mom recently went under fire for giving her 6-year-old daughter, Alana Thompson, a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull (a.k.a. "Go Go Juice") in order for her to stay awake and alert during beauty competitions. Is it okay or irresponsible?
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  • M and Emma 2012/02/11 06:28:38
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    M and Emma
    +2
    Hmmm.... Let's see, what is it on Toddlers and Tiaras? Any of the parents on that show would gladly support giving them to their children
  • M and Emma M and Emma 2012/02/11 06:29:07
    M and Emma
    +1
    Oh, I just saw the link below... How did I guess?
  • architectDESIGNERia 2012/02/11 06:16:40
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    architectDESIGNERia
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2012/02/11 06:12:45
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +2
    I hate those Toddlers & Tiaras moms, sick bitches.
  • NoobGotPowned 2012/02/11 05:06:23
    I think it’s OK in moderation.
    NoobGotPowned
    +2
    I love that show. It makes me think I had a great childhood in comparison.
    My beat beat me
  • niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20 2012/02/11 04:18:52
    I think it’s OK in moderation.
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +1
    What do you think Coca Cola is?
    We have been drinking it since birth.
  • Fenna niviong... 2012/02/11 16:02:55
    Fenna
    +3
    did you drink coca cola when you was born?
  • niviong... Fenna 2012/02/11 16:22:53
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +2
    No my Dear Lady, my mother had common sense; I was breastfed.
  • Fenna niviong... 2012/02/11 19:36:36
    Fenna
    +1
    now i'm confused
  • niviong... Fenna 2012/02/11 19:56:21
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +2
    Very sorry. Please, don´t be confused.

    My comments are aimed at untangling stagnant minds and the one on Coca Cola merely indicated that today all infants are being poisoned since birth for stupidity and raised to be zombies and behave like herds.

    You have fluoride added to baby formula; that is a crime against humanity. Those kids will not be able to develop their brains; they will be robots.
    Same can be said about any product that is processed.
  • Fenna niviong... 2012/02/12 11:41:33
    Fenna
    +1
    ooh woow, I need google translate for that... but i think i understand.
  • niviong... Fenna 2012/02/12 23:52:18
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +1
    My apologies, again.
    Chatting with me is not very conducive to fit the mold we vegetate by.
    English is not my mother tongue, so I have to express myself as I teach.
    I am the one that should be learning to communicate, not you.
  • selena ... niviong... 2012/02/12 15:38:28
    selena costa
    +2
    what he said wasnt that complicated
  • niviong... selena ... 2012/02/12 23:57:32
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +1
    Hi Selena. Thanks for passing by. Appreciate your entry.
    Fluoride does make us, uh... "less intelligent"?
    Please check your toothpaste.
  • jackie niviong... 2012/02/13 04:14:52
    jackie
    Oh snap, that's a fight!
  • niviong... jackie 2012/02/18 13:28:26
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    Hi!
    How is this a fight? Just pointing to her to her that the enemy is next to her.
  • Fenna selena ... 2012/02/13 11:31:55
    Fenna
    i'm not English.
  • chris 2012/02/11 03:42:01
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2012/02/11 02:27:36
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +2
    Poison in a can.
  • TKramar 2012/02/11 02:14:47
    I think it’s OK in moderation.
    TKramar
    +1
    Sugar and caffeine--it starts early.
  • sash 2012/02/11 01:20:44
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    sash
    +1
    From what I have seen, most of the parents showcased on Toddlers and Tiaras give their kids some sort of "special juice" and boatloads of giant pixie sticks. Teaching a child that they can take/drink/eat something that will make them feel or act better is basically teaching them to self medicate and either become a drug addict, alcoholic or a morbidly obese overeater, like most of the moms are.
  • budgerigar42 2012/02/11 00:18:18
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    budgerigar42
    OMG THAT IS SOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY
    My special juice is gonna help me wiiiinnnn....!

    You know, I think there's something illegal in that drink...
  • Michael 2012/02/11 00:15:36
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Michael
    +2
    It is more than irresponsible, but not child endangerment, per se. I wonder however, what else she does. Winnings the thing! The make up, sophisticated and sexualized dress is and attitude is more dangerous.
  • Cellar Door 2012/02/11 00:12:26
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Cellar Door
    I'm not surprised. They're pageant moms, after all. >_>
    I drink energy drinks occasionally, but it's stupid to let a kid have one.
  • Val Purple ;) 2012/02/10 23:52:52
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Val Purple ;)
    that's just wrong
  • PanDuh 2012/02/10 22:42:21
  • WankerBait 2012/02/10 22:24:06
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    WankerBait
    +1
    I say hells to the no on this one ...
  • prometheus 2012/02/10 22:21:39
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    prometheus
    I dont want my child to be hyped up on energy drinks.
  • ehrhornp 2012/02/10 22:09:01 (edited)
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    ehrhornp
    Just plain dumb. Nothing like getting the girl addicted to drugs at an early age. Don't be surprised if she advances to Ice when she grows up.
  • Glee_ky 2012/02/10 21:18:51
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Glee_ky
    +1
    I don't even know what to say.... why isn't child protective services not on her doorstep yet!?
  • colton delaney 2012/02/10 21:11:37
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    colton delaney
    +1
    what kind of dumbass would give a 6 year old an energy drink.?
  • brandon 2012/02/10 21:01:52
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    brandon
    +2

    then she would act something like this ! :) ;)
  • Kiera Clare 2012/02/10 20:58:45
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Kiera Clare
    i think its ha ha lol!!!
  • Anessa Marie Medrano 2012/02/10 20:21:51
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Anessa Marie Medrano
    ok i think its completely utterly stupid and i think that should of been a voting catorgery up there!! like serious who does that! ugh stupid questions
  • scbluesman13 2012/02/10 19:43:30
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    scbluesman13
    It is absolutely irresponsible and dangerous to give children that young drinks which contain such elevated quantities of sugar, synthetic energy booster chemicals and caffeine. Absolutely irresponsible.
  • Knot_Rich 2012/02/10 19:02:23
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Knot_Rich
    +2
    I think "irresponsible" is a pretty mild term, more like, it's damn stupid. Who out here doesn't recognize, hasn't seen, the natural energy a six year old already has. I wish I had some of that yet. If, for some reason, the child doesn't seem to have a natural amount of energy, then it's time to consult a doctor and not pump them up with Red Bull. If, because of your own ambition and greed you're pushing your six year old so hard they need an energy drink to keep up, then shame on you for putting yourself and your own greedy goals ahead of the welfare of your child.
  • socokid 2012/02/10 18:50:37
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    socokid
    +1
    My 5 year old tasted soda once, just recently and quite by accident, he didn't like it (the carbonation), and he very rarely drinks those "fruit" drinks (Capri Sun, etc..). Usually only at birthday parties, etc...

    Why? Because we merely never offer them to him. This is also why he does not crave, or ask for them. Ever. Not once. One of the happiest 5 year olds I know, chooses broccoli and ranch dressing over potato chips... As always, bad parenting is rampant, I see it in some of my best friends, but the freedom to parent as you wish has a "fairly" well defined separation, and one that I normally agree with.

    As for "Toddlers and Tiaras"? That Red Bull is the very least of their problems...
  • janet 2012/02/10 18:30:31
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    janet
    My heart goes out to these children.
  • Blood Bathed Angel 2012/02/10 18:14:28
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    Blood Bathed Angel
    By far, I would never allow my kids to have energy drinks before the age of 15.
  • topgundy7 2012/02/10 17:47:30
    I think it’s irresponsible.
    topgundy7
    Too much....

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